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They've Got Some Balls


Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that bees like to play. Researchers presented wooden balls to bees, in the first experiment to show insects playing with 'toys' without any reward. The bees even shunned food in order to play with the balls, with younger bees even more keen than older ones.

The fact that the bees appeared to gain some degree of pleasure by playing with balls has suggested that bees thought processes are more sophisticated than previously thought.

Full story available from The Daily Telegraph

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This story was published on: 28/10/2022

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